It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

We created Pandora to put the Music Genome Project directly in your hands

It’s a new kind of radio –
stations that play only music you like

 
Create an account for free. Register
Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

Peter Schilling

While numerous new wave artists in the early '80s tried to imitate David Bowie, Peter Schilling went a step further. In 1983, Schilling released "Major Tom (Coming Home)," a synth pop retelling of Bowie's 1969 classic "Space Oddity." It became Schilling's first and only entry in the U.S. charts, a song that eventually stigmatized him as a one-hit wonder in America. Schilling was born in Stuttgart, Germany, on January 28, 1956. As a teen, Schilling couldn't decide on whether to be a soccer player or a singer. He chose music and his debut album, Error in the System, appeared in 1983. The single "Major Tom (Coming Home)" wasn't just popular in the U.S., it was a worldwide smash. The video was played often on MTV, as well, but Schilling was not able to equal its success. In 1989, Schilling collaborated with Enigma's Michael Crétu on the track "Different Story (World of Lust and Crime)," an admirable attempt at updating his sound and trying to return to the American charts. "Major Tom" was given a techno sheen in 1994, and the reworked song was welcomed in the clubs. A year later, Schilling formed the Space Pilots with Catyana Schilling, J. Feifel, and P. Magnet, recording Trip to Orion. ~ Michael Sutton, Rovi
full bio

Comments

432- love this part-very dreamy-I loved dancing to this in my own little space on the dance floor as a teen
miramontes10 1
dont read this because it actually works. You will get kissed on the nearest possible friday by the love of your life. tommorrow will be the best day of your life. however if you do not post this comment to at least 3 songs you will die in 2 days. now youve started reading this so dont stop. this is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in at least 143 minutes when if done press f6 and your lovers name will appear on the screen in big letters this is scary cuz it actually works
dont read this be
I don't know why this has such an effect, but I'm free now.
This was Gales's karaoke jam from breaking bad.
funny thing is this is better than the follow up song (ashes to ashes) that bowie himself did
you think this band is good, you should my hear my group Gay Black Nazis
HUbcap was this is Breaking bad?
Breaking bad.
dylancharles 6
Just the fact there are so many comments about this song just goes to show you how much of an indelible effect it has on all of us. Great song!
What a brilliant song! The lyrics are perfect, as is his vocal styling. An entire Bradbury short story in one song. 80s New Wave Rules.
Awesome song!!
One of my many 80's faves! :D
Love this song!
Great song...80's the best music ever x ever
No techno dance music. Not then, not now. How does this get on my Pandora ?
I love this music, its the best dance music their is!!!
gracegranada
This takes me back to my 13 year old self, awkward stage. Lol
psion9999
I have always loved this song. Different Story is really great, too. You should check it out!
Best karaoke song I've sang and getting the best crowd reception ever!
One of my favorite songs!
Such a good song!
Different Story came out during my senior year....good memories.
samuel.holme s 8 7
Don't like a classic change it!
Should be Major Tool
Love this song
Classic. 80s
Please: Definitive answer: Major Tong or Major Tom?
kellyledford 1 9 8 2
Yep---
infamouspook i e
Love diz song
i love peter :D
That is some kind of odd body language in his profile pic. It's like he can't decide whether to hug himself or curl up in the fetal position.
Band name is Shiny Toy Guns
Im only 14 and this is what i listen to all the time
andrea3179
@Komal...I think it was for Lincoln, sung by a woman.
It was a Saturn commercial
Wasn't this song used for a commercial recently? Cannot remember which one though??
I was in the Navy, an the ship I was on had pulled into Perth W A when this Song came out, What a Party that was, YEE HAW
Major Tom was the 1st song I thought of when my son told me he was going to be an Astronaut, scary but true...When the Shuttle Atlantis went up last July & I was standing there watching with my future Astronaut, feeling the absolute power of the engines, I again was thinking about this song. It's an amazing feeling to watch those ships go up, even the Apollo rockets when I was a kid were amazing to see in person. Guess it's in my blood! Great music from a great time!!!
rowyn.baker
Pretty good, but i prefer listening to David Bowie's newer albums over this any day.
I think this song is funky fresh.
im only 23 but i love this song!
1983 while in a bar in Germany I heard this song for first time and in German! Awesome to hear it 20 some years later. :)
peov
This song bring back some great childhood memories. I still remember the video clip!
Awesome song!! So many memories of my youth wrapped around this gem!
Did not know this was a follow up to Bowie's song. It all makes sense now. I did not know the artist either
Major Tom came up twice on my Pandora and both times I couldn't decide if I liked it or not. I liked it, but i didn't think it'd ever become one of my obsession songs. I thumbed it up, anyway. then one day my dad's pandora was playing and it came up and i could not see why i'd ever doubted its amazingness. My all-time favorite along with take on me and another hundred songs by the Cure. . .
The 80's were a different time; Americans loved Germans! Hasselhoff was on Knight Rider, and top 40 radio was full of stuff like "99 Luftballoons . " Later, we discovered that they don't tip, and the love affair ended.
The review doesn't mention his second album, "Things to Come." Wish Pandora would add that and "Error in the System."
I love all of Schilling's work! He's simply amazing! And he's really helped expand my german vocabulary!
nina102372
AWESOME!
Just love the english version of this song.Great example of what the 80's were about.
Show more

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[94, 104, 123, 67, 67, 125, 122, 116, 112, 126, 71, 83, 64, 112, 92, 104, 101, 118, 78, 98, 97, 105, 78, 126, 101, 105, 84, 122, 123, 76, 81, 92, 65, 95, 126, 67, 126, 118, 124, 105, 65, 124, 121, 113, 108, 65, 116, 84, 83, 72, 93, 121, 65, 116, 72, 105, 82, 126, 109, 77, 117, 75, 66, 104, 92, 94, 71, 75, 100, 67, 115, 72, 89, 84, 73, 123, 119, 92, 64, 115, 110, 95, 126, 92, 87, 75, 98, 97, 125, 100, 103, 117, 101, 94, 127, 71, 114, 113, 96, 88, 124, 79, 84, 95, 87, 99, 118, 85, 103, 75, 112, 78, 96, 79, 111, 67, 67, 84, 86, 81, 106, 87, 73, 79, 73, 66, 87, 68, 110, 66, 104, 85, 84, 102, 117, 94, 100, 83, 118, 110, 87, 124, 80, 64, 112, 66, 94, 108, 82, 89, 116, 70, 85, 77, 87, 117, 122, 116, 67, 106, 71, 111, 91, 98, 102, 104, 115, 92, 100, 123, 118, 100, 90, 79, 105, 89, 69, 71, 105, 90, 78, 126, 91, 68, 64, 124, 80, 98, 122, 95, 99, 116, 67, 107, 104, 87, 127, 82, 104, 70, 65, 76, 73, 109, 95, 123, 73, 96, 96, 69, 111, 103, 100, 91, 70, 84, 92, 119, 122, 109, 64, 114, 123, 118, 86, 122, 118, 110, 72, 95, 118, 76, 102, 100, 117, 108, 73, 90, 86, 110, 123, 84, 112, 65, 118, 123, 78, 91, 68, 70, 88, 119, 89, 118, 73, 98, 106, 121, 120, 97, 80, 67, 102, 115, 84, 116, 114, 66, 125, 77, 79, 103, 100, 116, 68, 125, 66, 72, 122, 103, 82, 88, 93, 116, 68, 68, 86, 73, 111, 71, 116, 107, 116, 125, 87, 101, 104, 77, 68, 83, 121, 75, 86, 70, 111, 112, 80, 78, 123, 94, 73, 83, 65, 124, 80, 99, 101, 119, 99, 115, 92, 113, 84, 72, 80, 64, 67, 103, 123, 127, 78, 64, 78, 70, 106, 76, 109, 97, 94, 79, 112, 66, 78, 86, 109, 104, 116, 101, 117, 68, 78, 114, 65, 71, 103, 83, 69, 118, 92, 84, 114, 93, 114, 88, 102, 118, 97, 65, 124, 86, 119, 127, 101, 72, 117, 105, 95, 69, 84, 66, 70, 79, 89, 83, 64, 110, 118, 95, 80, 92, 106, 110, 105, 84, 121, 70, 121, 67, 92, 85, 85, 93, 82, 70, 65, 92, 108, 90, 126, 87, 92, 76, 73, 97, 102, 65, 85, 94, 68, 114, 115, 119, 89, 67, 75, 107, 64, 102, 125, 82, 124, 87, 121, 121, 78, 101, 104, 120, 115, 121, 123, 94, 86, 112, 96, 94, 83, 76, 79, 93, 91, 126, 105, 87, 125, 101, 75, 77, 106, 99, 82, 104, 69, 79, 85, 115, 64, 65, 106, 123, 69, 115, 115, 83, 110, 101, 123, 94, 75, 98, 81, 103, 82, 116, 119, 71, 65, 107, 72, 69, 101, 119, 103, 126, 75, 98, 80, 83, 77, 80, 97, 115, 109, 124, 71, 105, 93, 78, 120, 64, 121, 107]